SOS

Who owns the moon is a complicated subject. My first instinct was, what the hell? Did a rock hit it or something? My only dream was how to reach the shore safely. I was toying with various things on the submarine. And these were all out in the middle of the countryside set off from each other by wild vegetation or ornate gardens. Lots was happening at the same time – the TV on, a record playing, the radio on. “Wow,” I thought, “work is a pretty taxing place for many people.” We suddenly became archaic remnants of the pre-digital age. That was the hardest moment. But I didn’t really realize the implications of it when I was a teenager. We’ll never be more than unwitting missionaries, doing magic tricks to dazzle the crowd.

Howie Good, 2017

Remixed works:

New York Times article 1
New York Times article 2
Hyperallergic article 1
Hyperallergic article 2
Cape Cod Times article

Donkey-girl

sweet noisome hybrid
some distended thing:

A home range; breeding over it. If your donkey dislikes harems. Each adult donkey establishes a spinner, now used only as a large area dominated by cutaneous muscle usually capable of giving birth to omens with typical genetic development are ears, which may pick up more to provide a female counterpart for “human femaleness”; themselves by biting, striking, groomed you may notice quality a woman. Being a woman. The bray of the donkey, a branch and belly of the donkey. the menarche; “femininity” is used to refer to a set of typical parts of the body having passed away in response to the feeling misconception actually from the Old word wambe other donkeys wide spaces circles (representing spirit), above an equilateral land. the body is tail, rid themselves of flies from women’s conventional role as a puberty until menopause. But often meaning “stomach” “potbelly” or Panniculus deepest layer of skin some on the face, neck, shoulders the donkey’s blood. Donkeys can defend these areas, the woman may keep in contact which lasts for twenty seconds and are solitary. Donkeys are adapted “womanhood” mean the state Alchemists constructed the symbol from an insect defense mechanism. A donkey’s “virility” stood for copper. Feral horses, wild donkeys dry twitch its skin to dislodge one. The loud call or beneath the front hooves or kicking with the female qualities associated with a certain belly of the donkey. Of the desert. so of the girl. Donkeys have large distant sounds, and may help cool attitude to gender roles; “being-woman” is deliberate archaism; “muliebrity” is a neologism for marginal desert lands. Unlike wild the same words used to refer to “femininity”, but is usually associated with hind legs. It is a popular Carnosus. This muscle, which lies just “distaff” is an adjective derived when a biting insect lands on with a different view of gender heard for over three kilometres, moving independently of the other muscles. Roles; “femaleness” is a general term, when a biting insect lands on the body is. The body is.

Anna Mirzayan, 2017

Remixed works:
“Donkey” article at Wikipedia
“Woman” article at Wikipedia

Algorithmic approach:
Cutup engine

Homage by Way of Writing Through the Works of a Mentor

For Ellen Doré Watson

My mother never wished for her sons
to stop painting the world’s moans
and glitters.
You were a blooming brushstroke
to the canvas. Like my brother
I could see the Taj Mahal
in the grain of an oak pew.
Unlike my brother I’m no splinter
inside the smooth wood.

I know my trees.
I know your barn boards and the shed
moving towards ruin.
I know your poems
living in my lungs.

Because of you, I’ll notice
every exploded headlight in the endless parking lot.
The trouble with the space between us
is it’s a sadness made beautiful over time.

The man who loves
my mother’s wonderful dark hair
is all shallow breath and false teeth.
My stepfather says she’s a woman
with an iron mind standing in an ornery river.
Her outbursts are haphazard scattershot
appropriate in a chaotic universe.
She says with each passing day
he looks more and more like a rusty earthmover.
Bless the brain
that never wanted a glamorous job.

He eats her leftover donuts and heartache.
If she were milk, she’d be sour on his breath.
Their ugly intentions grew too big
for the skin of their house.
They’re not allowed to live in the same nursing home.
She wants to know if they broke the things
they thought they could save.

Forgive me if I miss her wild blueberries.

I’ve removed pain by hacking at daylilies unworthy
of a place in the body’s garden.
What are poems
if they don’t flip the switch
from trying to forget to wish to remember?

I’m forgetting how to stutter guiltily
through life. I’m learning how to belong
with clumsy and disobedient crows. 
I refuse to think about the hundred and thirty-eight ladybugs I’ve killed.
My arms are always full of eggshells.
You’ve given me so many dumb
& beautiful
chickens.

I’ll remember gentle.

You found me a white heap
of dough, and tonight I’m cooking to West-coast jazz
with no thought of waiting out the big storm alone.
Tomorrow promises
the catbird’s nonsense and forbidden love’s sweet birdcage.
It doesn’t matter
who’s upstairs holding Polaroids of my nakedness.
What I bring to bed is a ticket-tape parade.
What I bring to bed is the howling in the chimney.

I’m just another band geek
blaring Ode to Joy, through the car stereo.
I must shape a planet in my hands
and I come to this with only nine good fingers.
Ellen, you said, Try to push back
the tangible. Be properly scared.
Be here first.
Love something.

Joshua Michael Stewart, 2017

Remixed works:
This Sharpening, We Live in Bodies,
Ladder Music, Dogged Hearts, by Ellen Doré Watson

The School of Apocalypse

There’s nothing natural about barbed wire
with a piece of horse’s mane stuck on it.
Or a grizzly bear using a highway overpass.
I don’t know what went wrong. It all keeps
bouncing back and forth. This could be my,
like, shamanistic, right-brain diabetes treatment.
Everyone says it’s unforgettable being
in the path of totality. Give me 10 minutes
so I can think about it more. I’m not really sure
if we could ever discover how to reach God
through exercise. You see charred black bodies
hanging from trees, and white folks picnicking
under them – young children smiling. And then
on the back of the postcard, “Wish you were here.”

Howie Good, 2017

Remixed works:
Hyperallergic article 1
Hyperallergic article 2
Hyperallergic article 3
Rapid City Journal article

After November 8

Her coda is her confession and
her request for absolution,
but also her catharsis.
She has nothing left to lose.
We imagine, as does she,
what it would be like to lose the caution,
to ditch the calculation,
to be irritated and blunt,
to not care too much,
to go out in a blaze
of fury and candor—

Hillary! You are entitled to rage.

Sofia Kwon, 2017

Remixed works:
New York Times article

The Fireworks Galaxy

1
Go to a farmers market,
buy a new candle,
drive with the windows down.
This is our revolution,
a fast way to get killed.

2
When I come back the next day,
the office is closed.
Still, through the window,
I sense the atmosphere.
There are holes in the floor,
new cracks in the walls,
a Madonna washing
her clothes in the toilet.

3
You asked for justice;
they shot you in the face.
It’s hard to believe
it really happened,
and everyone is sitting here
having a good time
and the music is still playing.

Howie Good, 2017

Remixed works:
New York Times article
NPR article